Thursday, October 26, 2006

Masters of Horror is Back!

Yes indeed Showtime's excellent series Masters of Horror returns in it's second season this Friday and everyone should tune in.

If you've never seen the show let me tell you a little about it. Masters of Horror is a terrific anthology show produced by Mick Garris featuring stories by horror's top writers like H.P. Lovecraft, Joe Lansdale, Bruce Jones directed by the likes of Dario Argento, John Carpenter, Stuart Gordon and Lucky McKee. The first season had 13 episodes I've seen most and can honestly say this is one of the best most interesting things to happen in the genre of horror in years.

My favorite episode so far has to be Sick Girl directed by Lucky McKee starring Angela Bettis (who is also the star of his movie May) and Misty Mundae billed with her real name Erin Brown. Angela Bettis (she's on the left there) plays Ida Teeter, a bug enthusiast, who starts a relationship with quirky Misty Falls(Misty Mundae). Their relationship, however, turns into a love-triangle when a rather aggressive bug with a taste for large mammals becomes involved.

In anycase the whole reason for this post is to let everyone know the second season is about to begin this Friday night the 27th with The Damned Thing. Based on a Richard Matheson story and directed by Tobe Hooper The Damned Thing is about an unknown monstrous force that descends upon a small Texas town, turning husband against wife, brother against sister, parent against child and it's up to the Sheriff (Sean Patrick Flannery) to fight his own tragic past to restore order. They always have a tortured tragic past don't they. It also has Ted Raimi in it which thrills me to no end. I love Ted Raimi he is the coolest.

Showtime is airing the second season of Masters of Horror every Friday night until February 2 of next year featuring the talents of Mick Garris, Sam Hamm, Peter Medak, Tom Holland, Stuart Gordon, Dario Argento and many more.

And if you don't subscribe to Showtime Anchor Bay has been releasing the episodes from Season 1 over the last year. If your a horror fan you must check this show out!

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